As I continue on my endless quest to fill wall space and shelves in my house, I am constantly looking for inspiration online (Pinterest, Craftgawker, whatever!). I’m finding myself more and more drawn to pencil drawings / sketches. I just love their simplicity and the variety and interest that they add to any vignette. Unfortunately, for me, I’ve always been awful at drawing. So, I did what any self-respecting DIYer would do: googled “learn how to draw”.
There were several tutorials online, all showing the various steps on how to start and finish a drawing. I started practicing…. but then paused. Maybe it was laziness, or maybe it was a resurgence of my tendency to not finish things, but I found that I actually liked my unfinished drawing. The simple, initial sketch that only gave a rudimentary shape to my my subject. It just looked cool. So I stopped there … roughly three minutes into my drawing lesson. I’m sure eventually I’ll learn to draw properly, but I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty happy with this first attempt!
My drawing is a horse (in case you couldn’t tell!). I chose that because that’s what my lesson was focused on, but this can certainly be adapted to any subject quite easily.
1 8.5×11″ white card stock paper